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What does moderately fluid distended gallbladder mean? Noted on abdominal MRI, common bile duct diameter at 6mm. & I have alot of abdominal symptoms.

What does moderately fluid distended gallbladder mean? Noted on abdominal MRI,  common bile duct diameter at 6mm. & I have alot of abdominal symptoms.

As an isolated: finding it is of uncertain significance, it may mean nothing. It has to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, i.e. does your doctor suspect gallbladder dysfunction or biliary problem. Likewise, a 6mm common bile duct is borderline abnormal. If you have no signs, symptoms, or lab values suggesting biliary obstruction, it may be normal for you. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


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Can a low functioning gallbladder only cause noises, and no other symptoms?

Can a low functioning gallbladder only cause noises, and no other symptoms?

No: Noises (i am presuming gas noises) in the abdomen with "no other symptoms" is not a gallbladder condition. Gallstones cause abdominal pressure pain ; nausea after eating. Review your test results and your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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I have been told I have a callapsed gallbladder and have symptoms of gallbladder problems should have more tests done?

I have been told I have a callapsed  gallbladder and have  symptoms of gallbladder problems should have more tests done?

Biliary colic: Your gallbladder could be the cause of your abdominal pain aka biliary colic. A surgery consult is indicated. Where risk/benefit analysis of organ retention vs surgical removal/laprascopic cholecystectomy can be discussed. Take a friend with you. Your surgeon may order more tests. ...Read more

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How can I decrease the symptoms of my gallbladder?

How can I decrease the symptoms of my gallbladder?

Cholecystectomy: Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) remains the "gold standard" for treatment of gallbladder disease. It is a safe, usually simple operation, typically performed via minimally-invasive surgery. While there are methods to dissolve gallstones, they fail because the stones return. Avoiding fried and fatty foods may decrease the probability of attacks but is not foolproof. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What are the after symptoms of getting your gallbladder taken out?

What are the after symptoms of getting your gallbladder taken out?

DIETARY FREEDOM: There is no lifetime physiologic consequence to having your gallbladder removed. We allow our patients to resume fatty food intake almost immediately. Some patients (@10% of men, 30% women) will have urgency, which is the urgent need to have a bm after a meal. This is self-limited in most cases, but if persists longer than desired it can be stopped with Imodium ad. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gallbladder attacks?

What are symptoms of gallbladder attacks?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a diseased gallbladder?

What are the symptoms of a diseased gallbladder?

Nausea, vomit, pain: Dull, achy pain in right upper abdomen or under breastbone, often radiating to back, between shoulder blades, often after a fatty meal, in evening, increasing intensity, often associated with vomiting. Can be with fever, dark urine, light stool, jaundice (yellow eyes and skin)-not good; signs a stone is stuck in the pipes. Can lead to inflamed pancreas (also not good). Any doubts-see md. ...Read more

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I have the symptoms of a gallbladder issue, but all my tests say I'm fine. What could be causing my symptoms then?

I have the symptoms of a gallbladder issue, but all my tests say I'm fine. What could be causing my symptoms then?

Pain: Other causes of right upper quadrant pain include hepatic disease, such as hepatitis, stomach gastritis or ulcer, gastroesophageal refllux right lower lung infection, etc. Some patients require endoscopy to rule out gi issues. ...Read more

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